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Phrynobatrachus latifrons
family: Phrynobatrachidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species ranges very widely in West Africa in both the forest and the savanna zones from Senegal, east to northern Cameroon. It has not been recorded from Guinea-Bissau and Niger, but it almost certainly occurs in these countries.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in wooded and open savanna, secondary forest, heavily degraded former forest (farm bush), agricultural areas, and inselbergs in rainforest. It avoids closed primary rainforest. It breeds in temporary ponds, puddles, and roadside ditches.

Population

It is an extremely common species.

Population Trend

stable

Major Threats

It is a very adaptable species that is not facing any significant threats.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in many protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, its presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

It was recently determined that Phrynobatrachus accraensis is a senior synonym of P. latifrons (see Frost 2009).

Citation

Rödel, M.-O. & Schiøtz, A. 2004. Phrynobatrachus latifrons. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T165364A136578520. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T165364A6006724.en .Downloaded on 19 February 2019

 

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